Arrest made in fatal Belltown stabbing, others still sought

SEATTLE - Detectives have arrested a man accused in a fatal stabbing of another man after a fight outside a Belltown nightclub Friday morning.

Police say 21-year-old Faustino Cervantes was walking with his girlfriend around 1:45 a.m. in the 2200 block of First Avenue. The couple got into an argument with a group of four or more men, and Cervantes then attempted to walk away from the men toward his car in the 2300 block of First Avenue.

At that point one of the men in the group stabbed Cervantes in the chest. He collapsed to the ground and 911 was called. The victim was whisked to the hospital, where he died soon afterward, said Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson.

Detectives were able to identify one of suspects a day after the incident, and arrested him Monday morning, Seattle police said. Detectives are still looking for other suspects in the case.

Witnesses say that onlookers not involved in the fight or stabbing may have captured the disturbance on their cell phones. Detectives would like to see any video footage of the fight, as it may assist in the investigation.

Anyone with information or who has video of the disturbance is urged to contact the Seattle Police Homicide Unit at (206) 233-5000.